Agile is eating the world
879 views | +0 today
Follow
Agile is eating the world
As agile become mainstream and software is eating our world, Agile practices are not only shaping how we build software but also how we manage entire organizations.
Curated by Hoang-Anh Phan
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Hoang-Anh Phan from Agile in Dev Teams
Scoop.it!

Placing Rules on Self-Organizing Teams

Placing Rules on Self-Organizing Teams | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Mike Cohn provides certified scrummaster training & agile training in order to build extremely high performance development organizations.

Via Papapetrou Patroklos
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

The less rules the better: too many rules take too much space in people's head. Save this space for problem solving and creativity! And less dicating requires more coaching.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Forrester: Top Tech Trends Say Hold onto Your Virtual Hat

Forrester: Top Tech Trends Say Hold onto Your Virtual Hat | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Think the current pace of digital business is fast and furious? According to a new Forrester report on the top technology trends, you should hold onto your virtual hat. The future is real-time, agile, elastic, engaged — and accelerating the blending of digital and physical businesses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

For two years, Stirman managed a team at Twitter and never felt quite right about it. There was always the tension between being their boss and being their peer. He read all the ‘right’ books on management and took the advice to heart: don’t get too chummy, shield your team from anything they don’t need to know, ask them to identify roadblocks to progress, reward them all equally. He hated it.

“Management perspective looks at reports as resources — like how can you get the maximum value out of this person,” Stirman says. “But when I think resources, I think like natural gas or coal mines. Thinking about a person’s life that way just seemed really dehumanizing.”

Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Doesn't this sound like agility applied to management? "You know what, we’re going to hire the best people we know and trust them to make decisions for us.’ All day people make decisions, own parts of the company, and act on them. The momentum this creates far outweighs someone making a bad decision. You also have the momentum to change course quickly.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Is Having Fun Important for Agile Teams?

Is Having Fun Important for Agile Teams? | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

Working in an agile team can sometimes be stressful. For instance when the needs of the customers are unclear, if there is a lot of work to be done, or when team members are having difficulties doing their work. You might ask the question if having fun could reduce the feelings of stress, increase motivation, or increase productivity? And if that is true, then what can you do to have more fun in agile teams?

Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

It's important for all teams! Having fun creates happiness and happy people work better. For agile teams, it's even more important because people are more valued than processes. Also, agile teams accept failures. And to accept to sometimes loose means to be willing to play, which is somehow to be willing to have fun. So not only is it important to have fun, it is equally important to welcome fun.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Technical Practices, Systems Thinking, and Culture Matter in Agile Adoption

Technical Practices, Systems Thinking, and Culture Matter in Agile Adoption | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Simplicity, feedback, communication, respect and courage, these eXtreme Programming (XP) values still inspire the team of the XP Days Benelux 2013 conference.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

"A company’s culture has a big influence on how to approach the change to agile. Think of openness, tolerance to mistakes, is someone allowed to speak up etc. I would even say that the company culture has more influence on success of agile adoption than a particular location in the world. Of course often a company culture is strongly related to a country’s culture."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Better Agile Adoptions

Better Agile Adoptions | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Agile adoption is struggling - organisations mandate agile practices expecting teams to change their way of working but the changes don't seem to be sustainable.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

"Mandated Agile adoptions tend to be repulsive to the intelligent, problem solving people that do the work. One reason might be that these folks literally love to solve problems, including “process problems”, like “how to implement Agile at our company.” Now, since most of the folks are introverted, if we do not ask them what they think, something really terrible happens: they do not tell us."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Agility: The New Currency of Growth - Forbes

Agility: The New Currency of Growth - Forbes | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Agility: The New Currency of Growth
Forbes
By the seventh grade, I'd had just about enough of Bruce Connerdy**. He was bigger and heavier than everyone in our class, and he spent most of his time making sure we knew it.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Even if "growth" may not be what all businesses are after, agility is now a matter of survival.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Reader mail: Can Agile development work for government, anyway? - Washington Post (blog)

Reader mail: Can Agile development work for government, anyway? - Washington Post (blog) | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Reader mail: Can Agile development work for government, anyway?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Ubooly: How being cute, collaborative and agile changes business - Denver Business Journal (blog)

Ubooly: How being cute, collaborative and agile changes business - Denver Business Journal (blog) | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

Ubooly: How being cute, collaborative and agile changes business
Denver Business Journal (blog)
An Ubooly toy: a plush toy and app that turns a smart phone into a cuddly, interactive toy for kids.

Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

"Ubooly is another example of how modern software development philosophies — open sourced, iterative and agile — are spreading beyond coding in broader business practices and changing how physical products are made."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

"Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside so students can teach themselves and one another. They are creating ways for children to discover their passion—and uncovering a generation of geniuses in the process." - this reminds me of the work of Scrum masters with teams and by no mean is this patronizing!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Adopting Agile When Your Management Style is Mostly Command and Control - InfoQ.com

Adopting Agile When Your Management Style is Mostly Command and Control - InfoQ.com | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Adopting Agile When Your Management Style is Mostly Command and Control InfoQ.com There are organizations where command and control is the most dominant management style that is used.
more...
Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:08 AM
Adopting Agile When Your Management Style is Mostly Command and Control - InfoQ.com
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Innovation Excellence | To Innovate We Must be Willing to Learn a Lot!

Innovation Excellence | To Innovate We Must be Willing to Learn a Lot! | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

"First, agile learners are willing to explore new challenges; imagine what could be or what could have been; and examine mistakes and admit responsibility. Second, they are able to observe situational cues; connect situational patterns; and evaluate performance using feedback. Together, this willingness and ability lead to learning practices which make agile learners so successful: they experiment purposefully and observe outcome; assess the situation vigilantly and reflect; and continually synthesize and refine models of why things happen."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Your Path through Agile Fluency

Your Path through Agile Fluency | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

"In our work with Agile teams and organizations, we’ve seen that teams follow a typical progression in their understanding of Agile and the benefits their organization receives. We’ve grouped this progression into four stages of fluency. Each stage is characterized by unique benefits and distinct challenges to adoption. [...] The fourth star represents Agile’s future. Four-star teams collaborate with other teams to optimize the value produced by their whole organization. Reaching this level requires whole-system thinking and a willingness to experiment."

Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

How about a 5th star when the whole organization goes agile?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Faster, sooner, better: What's changing in agile development? - ComputerworldUK (blog)

Faster, sooner, better: What's changing in agile development? - ComputerworldUK (blog) | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Faster, sooner, better: What's changing in agile development?
ComputerworldUK (blog)
I hear people talking about Agile 2.0 a lot.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

The Enterprise as a Startup | The Enterprisers Project

The Enterprise as a Startup | The Enterprisers Project | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
RT @opensourceway: The need to treat the enterprise as agile startup rather than a monolithic, inflexible entity: http://t.co/3O2dg94nAw (v…
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Time for CIO to cross the business IT bridge and get agile.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Agile by the Numbers 2013

Agile by the Numbers 2013 | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

Some pretty cool finds here:

- 35% of organizations use Agile

- 73% of companies use agile to develop products

- 86% of companies increase profits by using Agile

- 65% of waterfall-people associate Agile with increased profitS

- 89% feel that Agile works in all organizations

- 43% of organizations use a blended Agile approach

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Searching for god uncovers Agile community's passion - TechTarget

Searching for god uncovers Agile community's passion - TechTarget | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Searching for god uncovers Agile community's passion
TechTarget
I had a Miss Emily Litella moment recently during a phone conversation with a software engineer.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

A simple reason why agile can't turn into a religion: there's no agile god :)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Is agile software development’s future or a poisoned marketing term? | iWeek Magazine

Is agile software development’s future or a poisoned marketing term? | iWeek Magazine | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
A flawed understanding of the concept ‘agile development’ is creating conflicting views in the industry. According to a piece by Michael Azoff, of Ovum, agile is considered part of the future of.. (Is agile marketing a poisoned marketing term?
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

“For an idea to change the world, it has to come into contact with the world. There is always a risk that a noble idea like agile could be twisted by self-interest or ignorance. Developers must defend and renew agile software development’s message that building software effectively requires strong feedback and respect for individuals. In particular, we must resist the myth that agile can work without empowering teams or without affecting the whole organisation.”

“Abandoning the term ‘agile’ is tempting from an intellectual purity point of view, but doing so would be defeatist and would threaten the progress that has been made over the last ten years,”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Solution architects' evolving role and Agile development methodology - TechTarget

Solution architects' evolving role and Agile development methodology - TechTarget | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Solution architects' evolving role and Agile development methodology
TechTarget
Agile development methodology has transformed processes, but developers do not operate in a silo.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

In agile terms, we can say that solution architects become technical servant leaders. "You end up with an environment that is more of a meritocracy where you're actually able to help rather than just dictate what needs to be done. That's a much harder environment to exist in."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Agile Homeschool — Richard Lawrence

Agile Homeschool — Richard Lawrence | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
My wife and I have been homeschooling our 3 boys since our oldest, who turns 13 tomorrow, started kindergarten. From the beginning, we've tried to apply the Agile, Lean, and accelerated learning principles I use in my work.
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Another happy agile family!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

The new government leader: Mobilizing agile public leadership in disruptive times

The new government leader: Mobilizing agile public leadership in disruptive times | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
What makes an effective government leader in a world where citizens expect real-time engagement with their institutions and whose social problems often defy siloed solutions?
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Very dense article that highlights a lot of the key concepts for taking the lead to build a better future: from agile integration to digital aikido, using klout and openess. Here, "agility" is mainly used in the sense of overcoming silos, similarly to what is done in software development, when building cross-functional teams to work together with customers. 

more...
Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:07 AM

The new government leader: Mobilizing agile public leadership in disruptive times | @scoopit via @hoanganhphan

Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Techne: Goodbye Waterfall, Hello Agile | HowlRound

Techne: Goodbye Waterfall, Hello Agile | HowlRound | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
Techne: Goodbye Waterfall, Hello Agile #newplay http://t.co/03JOmx85ua via @HowlRound theatre for doing new plays
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

Even theaters can learn and benefit from applying agile!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Why You May Need an 'Agile Coach' (Whatever One Is) - CIO

Why You May Need an 'Agile Coach' (Whatever One Is) - CIO | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
"For the most part, attendees at last month's Agile2013 Nashville conference downplayed their title. Programmers, managers, DevOps and testers instead described themselves as "agilists" there to share the experience. However, there was one group that stuck out, one group that didn't exist 10 years ago: The agile coaches. The role is new, and hard to define."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

How cross-functional communication leads to agility

How cross-functional communication leads to agility | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it

How cross-functional communication leads to agility.

Being alert to “communication ischemia” between individuals, within work groups and between cross functional teams is like watching a heart attack evolve. Sometimes it’s dramatic, but more often, seemingly insignificant warning signs occur.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Hoang-Anh Phan
Scoop.it!

Emotional Intelligence and Agile

Emotional Intelligence and Agile | Agile is eating the world | Scoop.it
HelpGuide.org defines "emotional intelligence as follows: "Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communica...
Hoang-Anh Phan's insight:

The emphasis on EQ over IQ in organizations reflects an evolution towards agility.

more...
No comment yet.